Freddie Mercury Painting by Paul Joyce

Have a look at this great painting which was created by Paul Joyce this year.
I think it really captures Freddie at his peak.

Freddie Mercury by Paul Joyce

Paul doesn’t have a Website but if anyone wants a Print of this painting here are the details;

Its a Giclee Print on the highest quality Fine Art Paper,455mm x 590mm,
Price €170 (approx £150) and you can pay by PayPal or Euro Bankers Draft

For more details email

Shane’s Queen Site on Social Media

Shane’s Queen Site on Social Media

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for Shane’s Queen Site

I just wanted to make a blog post outlining Shane’s Queen Site on Social Media and were you can find this site.  Taking Social Media on board I have setup a Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for Shane’s Queen Site.

Shane’s Queen Site Facebook Page

The Facebook Page is probably the most updated social media profile for the site. 90% of content which is posted here will also be mirrored on the Twitter account.

LINK: Shane’s Queen Site Facebook Page


Shane’s Queen Site Twitter Account

The Twitter account is @ShanesQueenSite and is a very engaged account. I normally log on once every day or so. If you are a Queen fane and follow @ShanesQueenSite I will follow you back.

LINK: Shane’s Queen Site Twitter Account


Shane’s Queen Site Instagram Account

The Instagram account is @ShanesQueenSite and is something I only upload to every so often. I secured the name to ensure I had all my brand accounts registered.

LINK: Shane’s Queen Site Instagram Account


If you are on these social media profiles please drop me a tweet, comment or message.

Planet Rock’s Greatest Queen Track Ever

If you have digital radio then I;m sure you know of Planet Rock (channel 919 on UPC/NTL in Ireland)
They are playing a special programme entitled “THE GREATEST QUEEN TRACK…EVER
Taking place on Saturday 28th November at 7pm (Repeated Thursday 3rd December at 7pm)

Culminating their “Queen month” on Planet Rock, they are playing the greatest “Queen track ever” as voted for by the Planet Rock listeners.

Tune in to see if your favourite made the grade. Check our Planet Rock on-line … If you have never tuned in, you will certainly start listing from here on, as its a great radio station!

Link :

The Muppets version of Bohemian Rhapsody (Video)

The Muppets version of Bohemian Rhapsody (Video)

You haven’t read this wrong – the Muppets … yes, the Muppets sing Bohemian Rhapsody.

We all loved the Muppets when we were young. The Muppets created by Jim Henson have been less popular then they were when I was young (70s/80s). So with that, the puppet ensemble, The Muppets, have released a cover of the classic Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody”. If you are a fan of the muppets or you just enjoy rock ballads being covered by other bands, then you will enjoy this. In it’s first wee this video had over 7 million plays.

Certain content relating to killing a man with a gun to the head was changed as Animal wasn’t comfortable singing it – so now it i.e. Mama etc.

All in all, this is an excellent version (humourous version) of the classic Queen song, Bohemian Rhapsody as performed by the Muppets.

We Will Rock You coming to Dublin

The Queen smash hit musical ‘We Will Rock You’ is coming to the O2 in Dublin, in January 2010.

The O2 will host ‘We Will Rock You’ from 20th to 31st January. This will be after a UK tour of five cities; Birmingham, Manchester, Sunderland, Bristol and Edinburgh.
The tickets for Dublin’s ‘We Will Rock You’ tour are on sale now.

Queen’s Brian May announced the Dublin tour … “We are excited to be able, finally, to send a brand new top class We Will Rock You company to Ireland. We are completely hands on, and will be visiting! The Mother Ship, in the Dominion Theatre, London, will be rockin’ on all the while, keeping the home fires burning, until further notice!”

Personally I always wished I could audition for the Dublin band cast (maybe they use a CD now), being based in Ireland and also being able to play all of Queens songs … I might get along to some of these performances but good to see it coming to Ireland. Details are listed below.

We Will Rock You – Dublin 02

Wednesday 20th January – Sunday 31st January 2010
Performances: Wednesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday 2.30pm
Sunday 2.00pm and 7.00pm.

Press Night: Wednesday 20th January

Ticket Price: €40.00 – €55.00

Telephone: 0818 719 300


Montreux Music Updates – Montserrat Caballe

Montreux Music Updates – Montserrat Caballe

After more than 3 years of contact, we have been able to book Montserrat Caballé for an exceptional event in the afternoon of Sunday, November 22nd, 2009.

This special event has been called “Private Audience” because it is intended for all Freddie fans, Montserrat fans, music fans and for all people who will want to know more about his amazing Diva, her career, her first meeting with Freddie Mercury, where, when, how and why !!

Who better than Peter Freestone would be able to conduct this “Private Audience”? Peter was not only present at most of Freddie and Montserrat’s meetings in Barcelona, Garden Lodge etc but he was the person who introduced Montserrat’s voice to Freddie!

Do not miss this once in a lifetime occasion. This kind of meeting has never been done before!
Discover the supporting act: MTF (Montreux Tribute to Freddie). A band of young musicians from Lausanne who gave an amazing performance at our annual “Freddie Mercury Montreux Memorial Day” in 2008. Their own version of Freddie’s music with strings, piano and voices. You will be amazed. Book the date and book your ticket right now! See you all soon in Montreux.

Please check the website for all details about those programs. Montserrat Caballé Special Event 

New Book – Freddie & Me Queen Influenced Book

I have just received this new book, titled, Freddie & Me, by Mike Dawson. It is a cartoon based memory of how Queen’s music influenced peoples lives. Once I picked up this book I could not put it down, as there were so many parallels with my life. From the first time he heard Queen to the sadness of Freddie’s death.
I will be reviewing this book in full over the next few days … In summary, this is a Great Book which will leave you caught in a landslide of memories and will also Entertain You.

Full Review to Follow… I have read the book twice and it is excellent!!!

See Link for details … Buy Book on-line.

Book - Freddie & Me